Haitian hurdler, Jeffrey Julmis, crashes into the first hurdle in the men’s 110m hurdles semifinal, badly, disqualifying himself from contention. But, in true Olympic spirit, he got up again to finish the race to huge cheers from the crowd.
Haitian swimmer and University of Chicago student, Naomy Grand’Pierre, made history Friday by becoming the first female swimmer from Haiti to compete in the Olympics.
Grand’Pierre finished 2nd in heat 5 of the 50-meter women’s freestyle at the Rio Olympics. She posted a time of 27.46 seconds, about 3 seconds off the top time.
The first match of Group B in the on-going Copa America Centenario tournament kicked off with Haiti taken on Peru on Saturday June 4 at the CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington USA.
Haiti coach Patrice Neveu has finalized his final 23-man squad for next month’s Copa America Centenario.
Drawn in Group B, Haiti opens its campaign against Peru June 4, followed by clashes with Brazil on June 8 and Ecuador on June 12. Here’s Haiti squad in full:
Haiti’s national team head coach, Patrice Neveu, has submitted the 40-player preliminary roster for the 2016 Copa America Centenario. Tournament rules require the final 23-player roster to be turned in no later than May 20 to the Local Organizing Committee. All the players on the final list must come from the preliminary roster.
Andre Berto defeated Victor Ortiz with a shocking KO in the 4th round on April 30th, 2016 at StubHub in Carson, CA.